Pattaya Deputy Mayor Warns Jomtien Beach Operators Against Blocking Parking Spots in Return For Services

Pattaya —

Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wuttisak Ruemkitkan personally visited service providers at Jomtien Beach on Tuesday to warn them against forcing tourists to use their services in exchange for ‘public’ parking lots at the beach.

On March 12th, 2024, Mr. Wuttisak, along with public health officials and representatives from relevant agencies, issued a stern warning to beach umbrella operators at Jomtien Beach.

The warning stemmed from complaints online alleging that umbrella operators at Jomtien Beach had blocked public parking spaces in front of their umbrellas and forced beachgoers to rent umbrellas or buy products in exchange for parking access.

Mr. Wuttisak engaged in discussions with the operators to hear their side of the story. As a result, some discrepancies arose in the information provided by the operators.

Although no evidence was found to fully support the public complaints, Mr. Wuttisak still stressed to the operators that public roads are for everyone’s use, and blocking parking spaces is unacceptable.

The deputy mayor reminded the public and tourists to contact the Pattaya Contact Center hotline (1337) to report any instances of inappropriate behavior by beach umbrella operators, with evidence if possible.

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.